The main goal of this portal is to guide your first steps with Debian. It explains the basics of installation and how Debian works. This portal is designed for beginners. It uses a simplified informatic language. We recommend reading installation of Debian before starting here.
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/quick-reference/ch-package.en.html – Debian official references
Apt - The main package management suite of tools
DebianUpgrade – How to upgrade your distribution
The Debian package management – proposed update to the “Debian Reference”.